Cheap minicomputer (Tracor-Northern 1610) on Facebook Markeplace (Allentown, PA) 18 bit?

ED SHARPE couryhouse at
Sat Nov 2 17:56:01 CDT 2019

heck just the empty  rack  with  drawer is  worth that - -Yes Guy I know about the anguish of half sets of rack  rails - we have that in Arizona also!   Ed#   SMECC
In a message dated 11/2/2019 2:40:15 PM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at writes:

Well, it's sold. I hope someone here hought it, and will post some better pics and details.

If it had been near to me I'd have bought it instantly. A rack, a Tektronix XY display,
a rack drawer, blanking panels, some neat mysterious instruments, two 8" floppy drives,
and a probable PDP-something all for $45?
Bet the various items are on slide rails too. How rare is it to get both parts of
workable slide rails? Here in Oz, virtually unheard of. Separating slide halves and losing
one half seems to be a near universal syndrome with people who part out test equipment. 

Guy (Australia)

At 01:37 PM 2/11/2019 -0400, you wrote:
>Indeed. I was thinking since it was a 16 bit bus but 18 bit switches 
>that it might be an 11/35 or 11/40 inside there. Interesting.
>On 11/2/2019 11:35 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
>> On 11/02/2019 03:32 AM, cctalk--- via cctalk wrote:
>>> Has anyone seen this?  It looks like an 18-bit machine.
>> At least at one time, these things contained PDP-11's.  The CPU at the
>> bottom sure looks like a PDP-11,
>> I'm thinking it might actually be a Cal-Data CPU (PDP-11 clone) with a 
>> custom logo.
>> Jon

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